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July 15, 2012 4:10 PM EDT
Red Bull Arena — Harrison, New Jersey
Referee:‬ J. Gonzalez‎
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MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Seattle Sounders FC

Fresh off Open Cup advancement, Seattle will attempt to hand New York its first loss at home this season.

By Zac Lee Rigg

New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Meara; Barklage, Holgersson, Conde, Miller; McCarty, Lindpere, Marquez, Richards; Henry, Cooper.


OUT: MF Teemu Tainio (R knee sprain); FW Jose Angulo (R knee sprain); DF Heath Pearce (R hamstring injury); DF Jan Gunnar Solli (R hamstring injury)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Markus Holgersson (L ankle sprain)
Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Meredith; Johansson, Parke, Hurtado, Gonzalez; Rosales, Alonso, Evans, Fernandez; Montero, Johnson.


OUT: GK Andrew Weber (R adductor strain); FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear); FW David Estrada (L foot fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Steve Zakuani (R leg fracture); GK Michael Gspurning (R hip strain)

PROBABLE: DF Adam Johansson (R hamstring strain)
  • New York is one of two teams left in MLS which hasn't lost at home this season. The Houston Dynamo are the other.
  • With a midweek win over Chivas USA, Seattle advanced to the U.S. Open Cup final. Seattle has won three Open Cups in a row and will visit Sporting Kansas City for its fourth straight final.
  • These teams have split their meetings over the past two seasons. Each team won away in 2010 and then at home in 2011.
  • New York employs the second (Kenny Cooper) and fourth (Thierry Henry) top scorers in the league this year, but defenders have scored four of the team's last five goals.
  • Five players are one booking away from a suspension, including Fredy Montero, Eddie Johnson, Dane Richards, Joel Lindpere and Dax McCarty.

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Available Squads
-Bill GaudetteGoalkeeper
4Rafa MárquezDefender
-Marcus HolgerssonDefender
7R. MillerDefender
16Connor LadeDefender
11Dax McCartyMidfielder
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
26Brandon BarklageMidfielder
14Thierry HenryStriker
33Kenny CooperStriker
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
-Jeremy VuoloGoalkeeper
2Wilman CondeDefender
-Jonathan BorrajoDefender
22Stephen KeelDefender
14Mehdi BallouchyMidfielder
-V. PálssonMidfielder
-Jhonny Alexandre ArteagaStriker
13Brian MeredithGoalkeeper
6Patrick IanniDefender
5Adam JohanssonDefender
4Marc BurchDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
3Brad EvansMidfielder
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
7Mauro RosalesStriker
20Á. FernándezDefender
5Andy RoseMidfielder
29Josh FordGoalkeeper
12Leonardo GonzálezDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
17Servando CarrascoMidfielder
26S. OchoaStriker
17Fredy MonteroStriker
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Sporting KC
4 1